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Hostile heartland : racism, repression, and resistance in the Midwest

Author: Brent M S Campney
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : University of Illinois Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Racist violence permeated the lower Midwest from the pre-Civil War period until the 1930s. From Kansas to Ohio, whites orchestrated extraordinary events like lynchings and riots while engaged in a spectrum of brutal acts made all the more horrific by being routine. Also forgotten is the fact African Americans forcefully responded to these assertions of white supremacy through armed resistance, the creation of press  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Campney, Brent M.S.
Hostile heartland.
[Place of publication not identified] : University of Illinois Press, [2019]
(OCoLC)1057377260
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brent M S Campney
ISBN: 9780252051333 0252051335
OCLC Number: 1107989698
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The Antebellum Old Northwest : "For the white man, and the white man only" --
Illinois and the Legacy of Antebellum Racist Violence : "The peculiar climate of this region" --
Indiana during Reconstruction : "This negro elephant is getting to be a pretty large sized animal" --
Black Families and Resistance in Kansas, 1880-1905 : "There is nothing like reputation" --
Missouri's Little Dixie, 1899-1921 : "They flog a negro up there every week" --
The Missouri Ozarks and Beyond, 1894-1930 : "Whence all negroes have been driven forth" --
The Old Northwest, 1890s-1930s : "If we do our duty no mob can ever get into this jail" --
The Midwest in the Late Lynching Period : "A queer precipitate of the old and the new."
Responsibility: Brent M.S. Campney.

Abstract:

Racist violence permeated the lower Midwest from the pre-Civil War period until the 1930s. From Kansas to Ohio, whites orchestrated extraordinary events like lynchings and riots while engaged in a spectrum of brutal acts made all the more horrific by being routine. Also forgotten is the fact African Americans forcefully responded to these assertions of white supremacy through armed resistance, the creation of press outlets and civil rights organizations, and courageous individual activism. Drawing on documentary evidence, the author analyzes the institutionalized white efforts to assert and maintain dominance over African Americans. Though rooted in the past, white violence evolved into a fundamentally modern phenomenon, driven by technologies such as newspapers, photographs, automobiles, and telephones. Other surprising insights challenge our assumptions about sundown towns, who was targeted by whites, law enforcement's role in facilitating and perpetrating violence, and the details of African American resistance.

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"Brent M. S. Campney details lynchings and other forms of anti-Black violence from the antebellum era to the 1940s in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas. . . . Hostile Heartland succeeds Read more...

 
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